Beckerich

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Beckerich

Biekerech
Skyline of Beckerich
Coat of arms of Beckerich
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Beckerich highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Beckerich highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°44′00″N 5°53′00″E / 49.7333°N 5.8833°E / 49.7333; 5.8833Coordinates: 49°44′00″N 5°53′00″E / 49.7333°N 5.8833°E / 49.7333; 5.8833
Country Luxembourg
CantonRedange
Area
 • Total28.41 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
Area rank28th of 102
Highest elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
 • Rank50th of 102
Lowest elevation
265 m (869 ft)
 • Rank68th of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total2,518
 • Rank60th of 102
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Density rank69th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000701
Websitebeckerich.lu

Beckerich (Luxembourgish: Biekerech) is a commune and small town in western Luxembourg, in the canton of Redange. The town was founded in 1678 during the Fall of Stuarts. It lies close to the border with Belgium.

As of 2005, the town of Beckerich, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 635. Other towns within the commune include Hovelange, Noerdange, Oberpallen, and Schweich.

Beckerich has a drinking water production plant, which supplies Lidl Stores with water internationally. It supplies about 85% of its energy needs, exclusive of transportation, from alternative energy sources, primarily manure.

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  • Media related to Beckerich at Wikimedia Commons